Cincinnati Reds at Minnesota Twins 9/26/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Cincinnati Reds (30-28) at Minnesota Twins (35-23)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
Luis Castillo (4-5) (3.00) vs. Michael Pineda (2-0) (3.18)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -128 / Cincinnati Reds +118 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cincinnati Reds and Minnesota Twins meet Saturday in MLB action at Target Field.
The Cincinnati Reds look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Reds have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Reds have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 48 hits and 33 RBI while Joey Votto and Eugenio Suarez have combined for 78 hits and 56 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 2.86 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Castillo’s first career game against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Twins have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Twins have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 55 hits and 32 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 107 hits and 58 RBI. Michael Pineda gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. This will be Pineda’s first career game against the Reds.
The Reds are 19-48 in their last 67 interleague road games, 9-2 in their last 11 games on grass and 9-2 in their last 11 overall. The Twins are 22-5 in their last 27 home games, 6-1 in their last 7 interleague home games and 49-22 in their last 71 games as a favorite. The under is 6-2 in Reds last 8 overall. The under is 20-7-1 in Twins last 28 home games.
The Cincinnati Reds clinched a playoff spot last night, so a Friday night celebration could lead to a team that comes out a bit flat. However, we're getting Luis Castillo at plus money, a pitcher who has a 1.26 ERA through his last 28.2 innings with 33 strikeouts. Castillo has simply been one of the better pitchers in the National League this season. At plus money, I'll take it.